New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
Marshall Reese + 1 other
2016 | 1:30:00
Political Advertisement 2016
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The latest in Muntadas and Reese's series documenting the selling of the American presidency features political ads from the 1950s to ads from the 2016 campaigns, and highlights the development of the political strategy and marketing techniques...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), media analysis, politics, television

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His written letters will fade at the first light; if indeed he is dreaming the world!

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: camp, lgbtq, love

2016 | 17:44
This Was Home
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This Was Home is comprised of three channels, which present three generations of the artist’s family. On one screen Levy presents her maternal grandfather, Karl Ribstein, another shows her father, Yossi Levy, and the third presents the artist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, eastern european, found footage, history, jewish, memory, middle east, migration

Best is Man's Breath Quality Sara Magenheimer
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As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing jellyfish drifting through...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

2014 | 38:00
Forest Law
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Forest Law underlines the persistent fact that we are yet to learn to live otherwise in an age defined by the colossal consequences of a new socio-geological order we ourselves have created through irresponsible interactions with Earth’s systems.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, environment, indigenous, nature

Nine Hamlet RGB
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Nine Hamlet RGB engages a simple algorithm to destabilize the timing of the red, green and blue frame sequential display system while incorporating fragmented, appropriated “to be or not to be” excerpts from nine Hamlet films. The audio is the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: film theory, hollywood, image processing

Steven Go Get Me A Switch
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Told through the voices of three elderly South Carolinian's who reside in the homes in which they were born, Steven Go Get Me A Switch is an oral history mapping dichotomies of gender, familial mythologies,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, gender, lgbtq, love, memory, sexuality, youth/childhood

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
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Taking its title from a sound design maxim and using it as a conceit to grasp the desire for connection, See A Dog, Hear A Dog probes the limits and possibilities of communication. In this liminal cinematic space, the fear of conscious machines is...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, language, technology

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An elegy to Diane Burns on the shapes of mortality and being, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death. A place for new mythologies to syncopate with deterritorialized movement and song,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, death and dying, indigenous, poetry